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Is This a Sputnik Moment?

Earlier this week, veiled comments started to emerge on Capitol Hill regarding an unnamed and "serious national security threat." By Thursday, a White House spokesman, John Kirby, let the American public in on what members of Congress…

When Ukraine Set Course for Europe

November 2013 seemed like an unlikely time for another Ukrainian revolution.Nine years had passed since the Orange Revolution, a massive wave of popular protests against a massively rigged presidential election, achieved inspiring…

Why Europe Can’t Get Its Military Act Together

Former United States. Trump University Founder, Media Personality and Businessman Donald John Trump set off alarm bells in Europe when he told a campaign rally that he might encourage Russia to "do whatever the hell they want" to any countries he judged to be delinquent on their defense obligations.…

Policy statement: students call for a ceasefire

Cymraeg On the 23rd November 2023, students at the Students’ Union Annual General Meeting (AGM) voted for a motion titled “Ceasefire now”. The contents of the motion and other motions from AGM can be viewed here. The motion…

What Americans Owe Ukraine

Imagine that two years ago—before Putin invaded Ukraine—someone had come to the US with a credible proposition to hobble Russia’s military threat to Europe for the decade ahead without the loss of a single American soldier. How much…

The UAE-Saudi relationship isn’t about competition

Over the past few months, much has been said about the relationship between the UAE and Saudi Arabia, some of it strikingly shallow and misinformed, with recent op-eds characterising it as a “rivalry” or a “rift”, and one going as far as…

Building the Palestinian State

“If only we had a partner for peace.”That’s been the refrain in the Israel-Palestinian conflict for as long as I’ve followed it. But the truth is you don’t need just a partner; you need two partners able to deliver at the same…

American Greatness and Decline

With most Americans believing that the United States is in decline, Donald Trump claims he can "Make America Great Again." But Trump's premise is simply wrong, and it is his proposed remedies that pose the biggest threat to…

Why California and Oregon Broke With the CDC

Recently, California surprised the public-health world by easing the state's recommendations for asymptomatic people who test positive for COVID. The state previously urged them to isolate for five days to avoid infecting others. In a…

Columbus Signs Milan Urban Food Policy Pact

In January, 2024, the city of Columbus, Ohio, one of NRDC’s Food Matters partners, has signed the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFFP), an international protocol aimed at addressing food-related issues at the urban level. The pact…

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